Vive Petanque!

The red, white and blue of the French Tricolor was very much in evidence Sunday morning as the Edmonds Petanque Club took over the Civic Stadium for the annual tournament.  The sport of Petanque originated in France, and the Edmonds Club's annual event is timed to coincide with Bastille Day, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution and according to historians, the dawn of the modern era of European history.

The red, white and blue of the French Tricolor was very much in evidence Sunday morning as the Edmonds Petanque Club took over the Civic Stadium for the annual tournament. The sport of Petanque originated in France, and the Edmonds Club’s annual event is timed to coincide with Bastille Day, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution and according to historians, the dawn of the modern era of European history.

Watch HERE on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds Petanque Club member Tom Nunn demonstrates the proper throwing technique.

Sunday was the big day for the Edmonds Petanque Club’s annual Bastille Day tournament at the Edmonds Civic Stadium. The weather was perfect and the competition tough as the players lined up their throws.

Contestants line up their shots and let the ball (called a boule') fly.

Contestants line up their shots and let the ball (called a boule’) fly.

The event drew teams from throughout the Puget Sound area, all competing for the newly inaugurated Chris Guitton trophy (learn more about Chris Guitton here.

Learn more about Petanque and the Edmonds Petanque Club here.

– Photos by Larry Vogel

Petanque is a game of inches (or more precisely, centimeters), with points scored according to the accuracy of the throw.  Here Tom Nunn of the Edmonds Petanque Club takes a measurement.

Petanque is a game of inches (or more precisely, centimeters), with points scored according to the accuracy of the throw. Here Tom Nunn of the Edmonds Petanque Club takes a measurement.

The winning club from Sunday's tournament takes home the newly-inaugurated Chris Guitton Cup. Individual teams are awarded first-, second- and third-place medals.

The winning club from Sunday’s tournament takes home the newly-inaugurated Chris Guitton Cup. Individual teams are awarded first-, second- and third-place medals.

 

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